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Pay hikes coming from majority of US employers: survey

A majority of U.S. employers expect to give out pay raises by the end of the year, according to a CareerBuilder survey published Friday. Fifty-eight percent of employers plan to increase compensation for current employees, the survey found. CareerBuilder said 24% of all employers will increase wages by 5% on average. Job seekers are also [...]

By | 2018-09-20T16:28:18+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments

The Best Times of Year to Look for a Job

When should you focus your job search efforts? Is there a specific hiring season? Strawberry lemonade provides refreshment during the scorching summer; pumpkin spiced lattes are better in the fall, and mint mocha takes the bite out of winter. Yes, there is a season for just about everything, including your job search. Applicants often wonder [...]

By | 2018-09-20T16:27:47+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments

5 Steps To Reinvent Your Job (Or Career) In The Era Of Artificial Intelligence

Did ATMs wipe out the bank tellers? No. Did PDFs wipe out the print industry? No. Did self-service checkout wipe out cashiers? Still no. Still, many jobs are changing thanks to the onslaught of automation and AI, resulting in types new roles and responsibilities. It's inevitable that artificial intelligence is going to touch every job, [...]

By | 2018-09-20T16:27:22+00:00 September 9th, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments

“What Is Your Greatest Weakness?” Best Answers

Originally posted at   What are your weaknesses? Yes, the dreaded weaknesses interview question.  The last thing you ever want to do at an interview - tell the interviewer that you are bad at something. You already feel like puking. And now, you have to make yourself look good while discussing how you’re terrible [...]

By | 2018-08-07T14:55:11+00:00 August 18th, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments

How to Dress for a Job Interview in 2018

Originally posted at   How you present yourself during an interview can have just as much impact on your success as the achievements on your resume, and showing up dressed inappropriately is an easy way to get off on the wrong foot. In today's more casual and creative business world, a traditional suit and [...]

By | 2018-08-07T14:51:42+00:00 August 12th, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments

Best Available ≠ Best

When it comes to hiring great people for any organization there is a key distinction that needs to be brought to light. The difference between the best available and the absolute best. These two are simply not the same. With or without knowing it, many organizations have relegated themselves to interviewing and hiring the best [...]

By | 2018-08-07T15:02:06+00:00 August 7th, 2018|From Where I'm Sitting|0 Comments

Eight Essential Things to Bring to the Interview

Originally posted by   You got the call for an interview - congratulations! In the grand scheme of things, the hard part is behind you. An interview means three things: 1.That the place you've applied to feels like you are one of the best candidates for the position 2.On paper it already looks like you can [...]

By | 2018-08-07T14:45:27+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments